As the Holy Month approaches, we discover some of the capsule collections and Ramadan-inspired designs on offer in the UAE from both international and regional designers
For the first time, Loro Piana presents an exclusive collection that pays homage to the Middle East, to be introduced on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan. A wardrobe of light and comfortable pieces to wear effortlessly from morning to evening, the collection of separates combines precious light materials including silk, linen and cotton to create a sensation of enveloping softness. Midi dresses can be tied at the waist or left flowing, while deconstructed buttonless jackets gently emphasise the silhouette and are worn with trousers in a relaxed interpretation of the suit.
Vibrant colours and patterns arranged to create infinite compositions are the hallmarks of Zellige tilework, the name of which derives from the Arabic “al zulaycha”, which means “small polished stone”. Typically used in Moroccan architecture, Zellige patterns are now celebrated in modern design. They are produced using tiny enamelled mosaic pieces, assembled to create geometric patterns in colour combinations that recall the warm hues of the desert landscape. Loro Piana has drawn inspiration from this for this exclusive capsule collection. The collection will only be available at The Dubai Mall, on the occasion of the Holy Month and represents the first tribute of Loro Piana towards the commemoration of this spiritual season, moving the brand closer to the Middle Eastern culture and community, through a focused and dedicated product offer.
Amal Al Raisi
Amal Al Raisi has introduced a capsule collection dedicated to Ramadan. The inspiration stems from her SS20 collection that is an ode to highlighting the importance of music in Omani culture. The collection of Abayas and kaftan-style dresses come in soft pastel tones of rose, lilac and pastel blue which pays tribute to soft-sounding musical tones.
Gold details add a festive spirit to the pieces. These versatile designs can be worn in several ways; as a loose dress, belted at the waist or worn over trousers.
INGIE Paris is back this year with another beautiful kaftan and dress collection for Ramadan. The designer has played with bold colours and floral prints on elegant floor-length dresses. The collection comprises of three limited-edition kaftan-style maxi dresses available in four colourways either in feminine pastel shades of mint green and pink or more vibrant and contemporary coral and yellow.
The silhouette of the pieces is elegance and relaxed with a focus on the lightness of textures. The dresses are adorned with pleats at the bottom and finished with draped necklines and fitted high waists. Available exclusively in the INGIE Paris boutiques in Dubai Mall and Kingdom Mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Dubai-based designer Serrb introduces a limited edition offering for Ramadan. Inspired by the dynamic spirit of Morocco and created for the warm summer days, the pieces combine contemporary styles with relaxed femininity. Dresses and floor-length jackets are tied together with twisted rope belts while kaftan silhouettes and abayas feature hints of tassels for a contemporary look.
The colour palette was inspired by the desert and features shades of sand, salt and black as well as pastel blue, wildflower, dusty rose and dune pink. A touch of gold adds some sparkle; perfect for Eid celebrations.
Net-A-Porter returns this year with an exclusive capsule collection for Ramadan in collaboration with international and regional designers. The Net-A-Porter Modest Edit is a curation of 20 exclusive capsule collections. This also coincides with the 20th anniversary of Net-A-Porter in June.
The collection includes exclusive designs from Oscar de la Renta, SemSem, Reem Acra, Jenny Packham, Dundas and more with styles ranging from colourful relaxed kaftans to more celebratory embellished styles for Eid. Elizabeth von der Goltz, Global Buying Director spoke of the collection: “We are thrilled to be able to offer our largest edit of capsules to date purposefully tailored and specifically selected for Ramadan and EID, alongside modest dressing, not only for the Middle East but for our global woman.”
Twisted Roots has created a number of Ramadan pieces inspired by the eclectic culture of The Seychelles which has been carried on from the SS20 collection. The pieces include floor-length dresses and kaftan style pieces combining the beauty of The Seychelles with Middle Eastern tastes.
Influenced by the traditional ‘Kazak’ worn by the Seychellois paved the way to designs that incorporate puffed sleeves, dropped shoulders blended with shirt collars, double placket and pleats. A soft pastel colour palette makes way for feminine designs. Dresses are button-down or soft and flowing while high necklines and long sleeves add a modest touch to the designs.